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John Faed

1819-1902 Genre/Scotland


Brief Biography-John Faed was born in Burley Hill, Kirkcudbrightshire. He painted miniatures as a child before going to Edinburg in 1841. His historical and religious subjects led him to achieve full Academic status at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1847; he also painted genre scenes. John went to London in 1862, where he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy for eighteen years. He spent his last years at his birthplace and died in Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland, in 1902. The Scottish National Gallery holds many of his paintings. His younger brother Thomas was also a successful artist.


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Piazzi Smyth

Charles Piazzi Smyth

and His Friends

Shakespeare and His Friends at the Mermaid Tavern

and Imogen

Posthumus and Imogen


Worn Out

The Cotter's
Saturday Night

The Cotter's Saturday Night

Sir Joshua

Sir Joshua Reynolds and Dr Samuel Johnson

The Soldier's

The Soldier's Return

Sir Joshua
Reynolds Visiting

Sir Joshua Reynolds Visiting Goldsmith in His Study


The Convalescent

Tam O'Shanter
and the Witches

Tam O'Shanter and the Witches

Expulsion of
Adam and Eve

Expulsion of Adam and Eve